Breast augmentation is aesthetic procedures performed to increase the size, volume, and fullness of the breast. These procedures are among the most frequently applied aesthetic operations today. These implants, also known as silicone, can be in different shapes depending on the breast structure and are very long-lasting. Among the different types of implants, the one suitable for the breast structure of the person is selected and placed on the breast. However, it is possible to make the breasts fuller by transferring fat cells taken from areas of the body with excessive fat accumulation. However, this method makes it necessary to resort to an operation in order to remove the necessary fat tissue. At the same time, it is not a procedure that can be applied to all patients. Therefore, the use of implants is a more common method.
What is Breast Augmentation?
These are aesthetic applications to give volume to the breast and make the area proportional to the body. At this point, the most preferred method is silicone implants.
In Which Situations Is Breast Augmentation Performed?
- Dissatisfaction with breast size
- The size of the two breasts is different from each other
- Asymmetric breast volume
- It is possible to apply for this operation in cases such as removing the breast after breast cancer surgery.
What Should You Know Before Having Breast Augmentation Surgery?
- Breast augmentation does not prevent breast sagging. A breast lift operation may be needed in the future.
- It is possible to have shape changes in the implanted breast due to the weight gained or lost in later ages. Breasts will continue to change in line with age.
- Mammogram results may be more difficult to interpret in a breast implanted breast. Therefore, special tests may be required for cancer screening.
- Each case is unique, and it is known that each surgery has certain risks and complications. Complications such as breast pain, infection, numbness of the nipple may occur. More than one surgery may be needed to eliminate such complications.
- Although the structure and content of implants placed in the breast were approved by the American Food and Drug Administration in 2006, silicone is a foreign substance that enters the body from the outside. Therefore, risks such as allergic reactions that may occur should be considered.
What Should Be Considered Before Breast Augmentation Surgery?
- If the patient to whom the prosthesis will be placed is over the age of 40, it is recommended to perform mammography and, if necessary, ultrasonography controls before the operation.
- If you are a smoker, it is recommended to quit before the surgery.
- You should give clear information to the doctor about your chronic diseases and the medications you use regularly before the surgery.
- Since general anesthesia will be applied, eating and drinking should be stopped 8 hours before the surgery.
What Should Be Considered After Breast Augmentation Surgery?
- Pain and swelling may occur after surgery. It is useful to take painkillers recommended by your doctor for your pain. Bruising may occur in the operation area.
- You should follow your surgeon’s advice and directions about returning to your routine life. It is very important to avoid physically demanding work during the recovery process.
- Supportive apparatus such as bandages and sports bra that you can use after the surgery will be recommended to you by your surgeon.
- It is normal for your breasts to be sensitive to movement and physical contact during the healing process.
- It is recommended that you consult your surgeon if you notice warmth, redness in your chest or if you have a fever above normal.